Tope Alabi and TY Bello reached for the high heavens on their joint project, ‘The Spirit Of Life’. The 17-track album contains pre-recorded single, “Iwo Lawa O Ma Bo”, and 16 reportedly spontaneous worship songs performed at a three-hour live recording session.
Though their free-flowing melodies may serve as hints at their freestyled performance, interpolating “Dide Togun Togun” and “Alayo” along the way, the engrossing praise they sing is moving and remarkably convincing.
The music video for “Iwo Lawa O Ma Bo”, the 5th track from the project, has just been released, following pre-released “Logan Ti Ode” and “Kabi O Osi” which seem to have been shot on the same day with the same clothes and same live studio set.
Tope Alabi takes the center stage in the 6-minute long video, leaving TY Bello to sing backup as she sings the praise of her creator in her Yoruba dialect over traditional folk drums and highlife instrumentals. The video also comes with subtext to help non-Yoruba speakers pick up on her joyful worship session.